Ben Zyskowicz, who serves as Helsinki representative for decades,says a man approached him at a metro station in Helsinki and attacked him, hurled antisemitic slurs and threatened to push him onto the tracks
According to the Jewish politician, the attacker accused him of being responsible for Finland joining NATO, directed antisemitic curses at him, and threatened to kill him by pushing him onto the tracks.
The police later arrested a suspect in the case.
Finland’s Jewish community reacted with shock to the attack on Zyskowicz, who has served in the Finnish parliament for over 40 years.
Finnish President Sauli Niinistö wrote on his Twitter account that “this is a cowardly act that harms Finnish democracy.”